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India's oldest game jam returns this year with the India Game Developer Conference 2020!
The 15th edition of BYOG (2008-2020) will be a 48-hours jam, starting on the 30th of October and concluding on the 1st of November. 

IGDC 2020

What is a BYOG?

BYOG (Build Your Own Game) is an annual game jam, where game developers all over the country come together to make a game within a limited amount of time over a combination of themes. Started in 2010, BYOGs are one of the oldest game jams organised every year in the Asian continent and have a rich history of identifying and encouraging game development talent from the country. Past winners have gone on to win multiple international awards, launch successful game development companies, and make amazing games and careers.

When & Where

Here, online on Itch.io!

  • 30th Oct - 1st Nov: BYOG Round 1
  • 2nd Nov - 4th Nov: Jury Evaluation
  • 5th Nov: Winners announced for Round 1
  • 5th Nov - 8th Nov- BYOG Round 2
  • 20th Nov - Winners announced for BYOG 2020

Why Participate?

There are a number of reasons why you should participate in the BYOG:

  • Create a working prototype (proof of concept) of your game in a focused sprint, in limited time
  • Get judged by an awesome jury and get real constructive feedback
  • Showcase & push your game development skills and level up
  • Team up with other awesome developers

Format this year?

As promised, this year's BYOG comes with a BIG TWIST! Here's how the jam is structured for this year:

1. Round One (30th Oct - 1st Nov): Free-for-all 48-hour Game Jam. The jury picks 10 winners from this round.

2. Round Two (5th Nov - 8th Nov): The winners from last round get to improve their game based on the feedback and submit for re-evaluation. The jury will pick 3 winners from this round.

All the winners from Round One get exciting prizes but if you end up winning the 2nd round, you get an additional BIG FAT prize!

Prizes

  1. The winner at the end of both rounds is eligible to win: a cash prize of  ₹75,000!
  2. The runner-up is eligible to win: a cash prize of  ₹50,000!
  3. The second runner-up is eligible to win: a cash prize of  ₹25,000!
  4. On top of that, all (3) winners at the end of both rounds are also eligible for the following prizes:
    1. A free license key for Cross Platform Native Plugin for Unity.
    2.  A free license key for Cross Platform Replay Kit plugin for Unity.
    3. $200 worth of credits for BountyRush.
  5. All (7) remaining winners at the end of both rounds are eligible for the following prizes:
    1. A free license key for Cross Platform Easy Save plugin for Unity.
    2. A free license key for Cross Platform Snapchat Kit plugin for Unity.

NOTE: Only people living in India (Indian Citizens) are eligible for prizes.

The Theme

You are free to use one theme or combine two or three themes together for this jam. The themes are...

  • One Second
  • Unlearn
  • Jump Gone Wrong

Jury


Judging Criteria

This year, we've managed to get some of the industry experts to be the Jury and they are going to play all the games and judge them on the following criteria:

  • Overall Experience - How was the overall experience of the game?
  • Relevance to Theme - How relevant was the theme of the game?
  • Gameplay - How engaging/fun was the gameplay? Was it interesting, meaningful etc? 
  • Innovation - Did the game do something new that you may have not seen before?
  • Aesthetics - How aesthetically pleasing was the experience - narrative, visual, audio etc?

Team Up!

Come over to the Discord to find jammers who would want to team up!

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FAQ

# Do we have to register as a team or as an individual for BYOG?
You need to have a valid Itch.io ID and should have signed up for the jam before the submission is due. Only one individual in the team needs to have joined the jam. It will be useful to have other members on itch.io as you can add them to your submitted game as contributors. 

# Do I need to be on the discord?
All communication during the jam will be via the discord channel #byog on https://discord.gamedev.in. So yes, you need to be there.

# What is the maximum number of members that I can have in my team?
You can participate solo or in a team, maximum of 5 members in it.

# Can I submit multiple entries to the jam?
Yes, you can submit as many entries to the jam as you want.

# What platforms are allowed for the submission? 
We prefer Web, Android, IOS, Windows, Mac and Linux as these will be easily available with Jury. But if you want to build for any other platform, do drop us a message on discord and we will see if we can get that platform to jury. 

# Can I use assets from asset stores or code or other assets I've created before?
Yes, you can use open source art or previously created assets (art, music and code etc) for this jam or assets from the many asset stores out there. You can use anything that you legally have the right to use to make a game for this jam.

# How will you let us know if we have won?
You are required to share your discord username along with your submission, we will reach out to you via #byog on https://discord.gamedev.in on discord.

# What is the last date for joining the BYOG?
We recommend joining the jam before it starts! But you can join the jam anytime before it ends on November 1st 2020 at 6:00 PM

# Will we have public voting this year?
There will be no public voting this year! The jury (TBA) will play and evaluate the game in order to find out the winners.

# Can I see games made in previous BYOG? 
BYOG 2018 submissions and results can be viewed here - https://itch.io/jam/byog-2018
BYOG 2019 submissions and results can be viewed here - https://itch.io/jam/byog-2019

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Legal Bit

  • Anything you make during the BYOG is your property. BYOG claims no rights or ownership of your game.
  • Any game submitted to the BYOG may be used for promotional purpose by BYOG and gamedev.in without your express permission
  • A significant amount of game must be made during the jam, but you can use whatever art and audio assets and code you have the legal right to use

Credits

This jam is organized by  Aniruddha HardikarChirag Chopra, Vivek Jha and the team at gamedev.in as part of India GDC 2020.  This year's jam posters were designed by Chirag Chopra and Archit Vaze.

All submissions
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Browser playable (17)
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Windows (43)
macOS (8)
Linux (3)
Android (7)

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Among Us Parody
Adventure
Will you be able to spot that case cracking clue in 1 second?
Puzzle
A Story Driven Platformer Based on One sec jumpforce...
Platformer
Zombie student attends high-school
Simulation
Play in browser
Escape from the witch's curse!
Adventure
A First Person Puzzle Solving Game
Puzzle
an 2D runner that gives an random frustating experience
Survival
Based on "Jump Gone Wrong", "One Second" and "Unlearn"
Action
Action
Play in browser
Submission for BYOG Gamejam using themes "Unlearn" & "Jump gone wrong"
Puzzle
GIF
A short game about a space rescue mission like none other
Platformer
Play in browser
It's based on the theme 1 second
Action
A FPS puzzle solving game
Puzzle
A top down space flight game . Submission for byog 2020
A guy got superpowers from a watch he got
Strategy
Futuristic roguelike with a twist
Platformer
Play in browser
Let's unlearn the Tech to save life!
Action
Hyper Casual Surfer Game
Survival
as a 12 year game developer i made this.
Rhythm
A journey to know what to unlearn.
Visual Novel
Shoot Enemies When You Get The Shot, All you get is a second once they see you!
Action
Naavaris is on a quest to get rid of his curse which will eventually consume his life slowly.
Action
Play as a robot and plan your escape. Learn/Unlearn different skills and explore your choices to freedom.
A ball platformer game #byog2020
Platformer
The Blind Assassin!
Help Your Friend from the demons of depression
Platformer
Play in browser
A Simple tap to Jump game with a twist
Flee the treachery to save the day and become the mightiest Captain!
Action
Jump without knowing the result.
Action
An action platformer
Action
A small story based game , Theme - oneSecond,JumpGoneWrong
Action
Once every other second... you jump!
Action
It is 3D platformer Turn Based Combat Game, Hope you Enjoy
Platformer
Learn and unlearn everything Froppy has ever known and imbibed all his life to escape this dreamland.
Platformer
Sometimes You need to Unlearn to Learn
Help Meep to eat all fishes in a randomly generated path changing every second
Puzzle
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The power of learning comes at a cost...
Puzzle
Play in browser
A retro space-faring rhythm game
Action
"JUMP" into Switching portal to explore different worlds. Be careful it could be your last "JUMP".
Adventure
game for byog 2020 gamejam
Platformer
Discord ID Alok#3770
Action
A spooky time flip Zombie survival
Survival
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To learn something you need to unlearn a lot of things
Platformer
Barrels, lots of barrels!
Action
Drive autorickshaw throughout the city!
Platformer
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Cliff jump gone wrong. Help B.I.N.O.D!
Play in browser
Adventure
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Repair the particle accelerator by completing puzzles
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Take a little adventure with Mr. Eggson.
Adventure
GRIM IS BACK
A game where you have to avoid enemies and make them crash into each other.
Survival
Based on chromes T-Rex game! Space to Jump, Esc to Quit
Survival
First person game where the player has to use the rewind ability to complete tasks and escape the house.
Puzzle
GloBall is stuck in an unknown realm with furious enemies. Help him defeat all of them in this top down point and shoot
Survival
Play in browser
Grounds
Adventure
your ship will fast forward it self for starting second and try not to die and after speed will return to normal;
Shooter
Play in browser
A Hardcore Fast Paced Top Down Shooter With Simple Graphics.
Shooter
Play in browser
Short Game
Visual Novel
6 DOF AR VR game for android. Do not stay in same place more than a second. Dodge from projectiles and obstacles.
A fun and challenging puzzle game based on unlearn thrme.
Platformer
Reach the teleporter before it closes
Puzzle
Unique platformer game with old style graphics and sounds
Platformer
A quick run to collect as many treats as possible. Use the torch wherever required and the heart shaped candies ;)
Play in browser
BYOG Game Jam
Platformer
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